Eagle Rock

Old-timey diners, used bookstores, and one very special rock invite exploration in north Los Angeles.

Eagle Rock maintains a low-key vibe despite its soaring accolades as northeast LA's most lavishly rooted-in-bohemia neighborhoods. Jukeboxes still jam in the neighbourhood's returned-to-trendy diners and vinyl still spins in its used bookstores. This imperceptibly discerning destination is so copacetic, you'll forget you're in the movie-making capital of the nation until you see a film crew along its quintessentially quaint main boulevards. Take five, hike to the top of its eponymous rock, and breathe in crisp nostalgia.

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Eagle Rock is bordered by Glassell Park, Glendale, Highland Park, Pasadena, and Mount Washington

LAX Airport: 35 minutes by car or 2 hours & 15 minutes by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 30 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 25 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 35 minutes by car
The Grove: 30 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

A Brooding Enclave with an Endearing Small Town Feel

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Rising at the northeast end of the neighbourhood, Eagle Rock soars above the area's skyline and lends the surrounding land its esteemed name.

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Since 1911, Eagle Rock has anchored denizens of counter-culture and offbeat-aesthetics to Los Angeles.

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Throughout the last hundred years, Eagle Rock's popularity has ebbed and flowed.

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The au courant attraction for LA's artistically-inclined, Eagle Rock's movie-set worthy small-town setting lets residents feel like they live in an indie film.

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Nostalgically-dressed diners and cafes with countertop service fill Eagle Rock.

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In this neighbourhood, legacies take flight.

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Sparkletts was founded in Eagle Rock in 1929. Bottling operations continue in the neighbourhood to this day.

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The community tends to be passionate and adamant.

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Eagle Rock solid.

Explore Eagle Rock By Its Shops

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Vintage ideals rule the roost in Eagle Rock.

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Used books, collectors items, and wicked good eats await you.

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Sweet cafes boast sweet staffs who dig serving sweet treats.

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You can take it slow in Eagle Rock.

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You have to when your coffee is pour-over.

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Even Eagle Rock's fast food is slow.

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Famous for their house-cured Pastrami and the purple Ube milkshake, The Oinkster defies the laws of time.

Eagle Rock Climbing

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Appreciate Eagle Rock's natural wonder as you circle its switchbacks.

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Nature trails surround the eponymous boulder.

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Residential Eagle Rock

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Eagle Rock's housing options range from duplexes to complexes to multiplexes.

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Its quieter, palm-lined streets sleep at its foot hills.

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Once upon a time, John Steinbeck wrote "To a God Unknown" in an Eagle Rock residence. His lease was $15/month.

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"I should have known," he whispered. "I am the rain."

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You are the sunshine.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Rob Kalmbach

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Rob is an editorial & commercial art photographer based in LA. On a recent assignment to South Africa with Ghetto Film School, he documented student filmmakers. On the Airbnb project, Rob says: “I love exploring the City of Angels. The other day, I photographed in pouring rain, thinking the worst, but ended up with some of my best shots. The people I meet on a daily basis amaze me."